Albany, California (Images of America Series)
  • Albany, California (Images of America Series)
  • Albany, California (Images of America Series)

Albany, California (Images of America Series)

by Karen Sorensen, Albany Historical Society
     
 


Located directly across San Francisco Bay from the famous Golden Gate, the small city of Albany has a history far larger than its size would suggest. Just one-and-a-half-miles square, the Albany area has been

the home of many diverse people and interests. The first inhabitants were the Huchiun Indians, followed by the Peralta family and their vast Rancho San

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Overview


Located directly across San Francisco Bay from the famous Golden Gate, the small city of Albany has a history far larger than its size would suggest. Just one-and-a-half-miles square, the Albany area has been

the home of many diverse people and interests. The first inhabitants were the Huchiun Indians, followed by the Peralta family and their vast Rancho San Antonio. The Gold Rush brought new settlers and

dynamite manufacturers, an incompatible pairing that could not last. Albany's population swelled after the great 1906 earthquake, when many San Franciscans moved to the East Bay. By the 1920s, new homes built

by well-known developers like C. M. MacGregor attracted many more families. During World War II, Albany's population expanded yet again with the influx of shipyard workers housed at Codornices Village, now known as University Village. Albany has evolved to keep pace with modern times but also has maintained much of its small-town, familyfriendly

character, a combination that makes it one of the most soughtafter locations along the East Bay shore.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738547671
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/08/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,347,238
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


Albany resident and author Karen Sorensen has joined with the Albany Historical Society to produce this intriguing look at Albany's past. Featuring over 200 vintage images, the book draws on the extensive historical collection of the Albany Library and also includes many never-before-published historical photographs supplied by the Albany community and friends at large.

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